Submitted by Dr P N Clare, Public Analyst
The purpose of my memorandum is to explain the
funding I receive from the local authorities to whom I am appointed
and the use which is made of the facilities in my laboratory.
It is commonplace, although not necessarily
a perfect practice, to measure the service level of laboratories
by the number of samples received and analysed per thousand head
I am appointed as public analyst to seven local
authorities. The rate of sampling per thousand head of population
varies from 0.06 to 1.1.
I bring this to the Committee's attention in
order to illustrate the wide variation of official food law enforcement
activity at local authority level, and to support in particular
clauses 14 and 15 of the draft bill.